Archives for January 2018

Female Playwrights Fest at BSU Sunday

Bemidji State University, in collaboration with Bemidji’s The Mask and Rose Theater, is bringing Little Black Dress INK’s nationally-sourced Female Playwrights ONSTAGE Festival to Bemidji this Sunday, January 21st, in conjunction with International Women’s Voices Day. For more information, call Dr. Season Ellison at (218) 755-3355.

Bemidji Women’s March Saturday

The Bemidji Women’s March begins at 11:30am tomorrow in the Sanford Center parking lot and concludes at Bemidji State’s Breaux Arts Ballroom around 12:15 with speakers including Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and former Cass Lake Mayor Elaine Fleming. Call (218) 766-3915 for more information.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s Reports

On Thursday at approximately 8:12pm Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault report of an argument between two adults in the area of Augusta Drive NE in Bemidji, where 30-year-old Janelle Barrett was cited by authorities.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident report of a vehicle in a ditch, in the area of Puposky Road NW in Puposky at 6:15pm on Thursday, where the driver, 37-year-old Amber Lajeunesse was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, and the vehicle was towed from the ditch.

On Thursday at 11:38am, Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of Canary Drive SE in Cass Lake for a report of an assault between unidentified siblings. The call was handled by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department before deputies arrived.

Beltrami County Sheriff’s deputies provided an agency assist to the Bemidji Police Department at approximately 10:40am Thursday in the area of Minnesota Avenue NW in Bemidji, where 33-year-old Theron Granbois was arrested and taken into custody.

MNsure Hits Record Enrollment

At the concusion of the 2018 open enrollment period, MNsure announced that over 116,000 Minnesotans in the individual market signed up for health coverage during open enrollment, breaking the previous year’s record of more than 114,000– despite an enrollment period that was three weeks shorter, and significant challenges at the federal level.

DEED Jobs Report

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released a jobs report Thursday that showed seven-and-a-half percent of African-American Minnesotans were unemployed in December– the lowest jobless rate for black residents since they began keeping records in 2001.

Former Mayor Joins Council

After an interview process that lasted more than two hours with six candidates, the Bemidji City Council selected 59-year-old former Mayor Richard Lehmann to represent Bemidji’s Ward 4, at least, for the rest of the year. Read more at;

Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed January 20th through 28th as Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week. The Department of Natural Resources, volunteer safety instructors, Minnesota United Snowmobilers Association and its 250 member clubs recognize the importance of safe, responsible snowmobiling.

OHCC Meets Matching Grant

Bemidji’s Oak Hills Christian College has met a $250,000 matching grant, designed to update the Oak Hills campus, including the new Thompson Memorial Residence Hall. A generous donor provided the matching grant. Oak Hills thanked those who made this happen.

NTC Dental Screenings

Northwest Technical College is offering free dental screenings to children up to age 18 on Feb. 2 as part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program. NTC’s Dental Assisting lab will be open between 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., available by appointment only. Call Angie at (218) 556-36-66 for an appointment.

Bemidji Women’s March Saturday

The 2018 Bemidji Women’s March is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at 11:30am in the Sanford Center parking lot and concluding at BSU’s Beaux Arts Ballroom around 12:15pm, where speakers will include Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht. Be sure to dress warmly. For more, call Lynn Fisher at (218) 766-3915.